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We Know How to Stop School Shootings

dahni Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 2:25 PM
I'm not really interested in armed police in the schools I support training and arming teachers. They have a vested interest in stopping 'intruders'. Police aren't permitted to enter a site where shooting is going on until it is 'safe' for them to do so. They don't protect. And, if a policeman shoots an intruder, everyone will get sued. If someone who is getting shot at shoots back and kill the intruder they at least have a self defense claim.
KPar Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 2:33 PM
You are correct. A teacher trained to use a firearm would protect her/his charges better than anyone (except perhaps a parent). Imagine if that one teacher who sacrificed herself had had a gun...

Several teachers in every school, plus perhaps a janitor or two, packing heat, would stop all of this nonsense.

In the wake of a monstrous crime like a madman's mass murder of defenseless women and children at the Newtown, Conn., elementary school, the nation's attention is riveted on what could have been done to prevent such a massacre.

Luckily, some years ago, two famed economists, William Landes at the University of Chicago and John Lott at Yale, conducted a massive study of multiple victim public shootings in the United States between 1977 and 1995 to see how various legal changes affected their frequency and death toll.

Landes and Lott examined many of the very policies being proposed...

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